Anchorage resident, Christine Bogart, 69, died peacefully at home in Anchorage on Dec. 14, 2011.
A viewing was held at 5 .p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Anchorage, followed by a Funeral Mass at 6 p.m. A reception was held following the mass hosted by her daughter, Christine Encelewski. A private burial will take place at 2 p.m. Jan. 20, 2012 on the Burger family homestead in Clam Gulch.
Christine was born on Nov. 30, 1942 in Iowa City, Iowa to Joseph and Regina Burger and moved to Alaska in 1970. Christine spent time living in Nome, Kodiak, all over the Kenai Peninsula, and in Anchorage over the last 40 years. She was a member and very involved with St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Anchorage. Christine's hobbies included playing bingo, pool and singing.
"She was born in the Lower 48 but Alaska was her heart, Christine had a great sense of humor and loved to goof around. She was a very social, fun, loving sister, mother, and friend. Above all, she cherished her children greatly."
Christine was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Regina Burger, her sister Corrine Heider, and daughter Regina.
She is survived by her sons Richard Smith and Ned Encelewski, daughters Patricia Shanks and her husband Tom, Bernadette Bishop and her husband Michael, Nedra Encelewski, Christine Encelewski, and Nichole Encelewski; her Brothers Bill, Jack, Joe, Mike and Dick; sisters Tam, Kathy, Mari, and Helene; as well as 12 grandchildren and many friends.
A donation will be made in the Honor of Christine Bogart to The Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage. Contributions can be mailed to the care of Christine Encelewski at 1611 Elcadore Drive #1, Anchorage, AK 99507.
Arrangements are under the care of Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory, www.AlaskanFuneral.com.